A Broad and Ample Road

Michelle Kuo and Albert Wu
Our attempt to immerse ourselves in acts of creation and solidarity, in liberation struggles and art, in poetry and protest.
Created 01 Sep 2020
  • "I tell everybody I love them": Chan is free and has come home
    07 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 11 1
    Dear all, Hello! Michelle here. Yesterday a flying squirrel—think an orange, furry bat—flew into a pipe in our house, rattled around, and gnawed until it created a large hole. Albert tried to shoo it ...
  • 歸國思緒二三事(一)
    04 Nov 2021 7 0
    在〈魯蛇即將遠行〉中,怡慧談了關於移居台灣的想法,讓許多人覺得心有同感。從世界各地,讀者的回音如雪花飄來,他們都經歷過類似的掙扎:有些人結了婚,但其中一人必須為另一半而遷居;有些人的父母不贊成小孩「返回」他們自己的故鄉定居。我們正在整理其中一些讀者回饋,準備刊登在下星期的電子報中,如果你們有興趣分享自己的想法或感受,請把郵件寄到 ampleroad@substack.com。記得告訴我們你們希望匿...
  • “We Will Save It Ourselves”: Pariah State Faces the World
    31 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 18 7
    For the past year, the first thing people have asked us upon hearing that we were moving to Taiwan was: Aren’t you worried? Over dinner, a beloved teacher gifted us 2034, a thriller written by two for...
  • 告密者必當嚴懲不赦?
    28 Oct 2021 7 2
    (Hello! If you would prefer to receive only the weekly English-language newsletter, please go to “My Account” and click on the English-only option. We apologize for the inconvenience. Read the English...
  • Should snitches get stitches?
    24 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 13 3
    Dear all, Michelle here. Hello from Taiwan, where we had a 6.5 level earthquake earlier today. Everything’s OK now, and thankfully no casualties have been reported. We have discovered we have no earth...
  • Today we're launching our Chinese-language section! Hooray.
    17 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 16 0
    Dear readers, Hello from Taipei, where it’s pouring. It seems like rainy season has arrived, and the cool weather has been a respite from the scorching temperatures. Today we are launching the Chinese...
  • 魯蛇即將遠行
    17 Oct 2021 14 0
    開闊之路是我們這份電子報的中文版本。我們會陸續翻譯我們以前寫的文章,也會在近期出版一些新的報導。感謝您的閱讀,要是您想要給予任何意見,或對篇文章有任何回應,您可以留言,也可以直接回覆或寄一封信給我們的信箱:ampleroad@substack.com。我們也在臉書上設立了一個網站,可以在那裡找到我們。 For the original English-language version of thi...
  • "The disorder of crates wrenched open"
    10 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 17 0
    Dear all, Michelle here. We’ve been in Taiwan for exactly a month! Many of you have written asking how we’re faring. I regret to report that Albert grows more youthful-looking by the day: his complexi...
  • Language Wars
    03 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 19 0
    It was supposed to be a historic day. Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, had agreed to pilot a simultaneous translation program, decreeing that so long as they applied in advance legislators c...
  • “Kinda Sad Freedom Dreams”
    26 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 21 11
    Hello from freedom! We survived quarantine! We regret to report that, unlike Benjamin Disraeli, we didn’t finish our books, nor do we understand [insert major field of study here] any better. But we d...
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